Voter registration, party changes on the rise for upcoming election

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer New voter registration and party changes continue to increase daily for the 2016 primary election with early voting starting Tuesday in Quay County. There have been at least 20 people daily who come in to register or change their party affiliation for the Primary Election, said County Clerk Veronica […]

Menus—May 4

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for May 5 – May 11. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, orange Friday Burrito Supreme, Spanish rice, salad, peaches Monday Chalupa, Spanish rice, green beans, devil’s food cake Tuesday […]

Cabinet secretary to give Mesalands’ commencement speech

Staff Report Mesalands Community College’s 2016 graduation will feature a commencement speech from Dr. Barbara Damron, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department . Damron has more than 30 years of experience as an executive, health care provider, scientist, and educator. Previously, she served on the professional staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, […]

Meetings Watch— City Commission

Staff Report Tucumcari city commissioners had the first reading for Ordinance 1137, which if approved, would amend the city’s uniform traffic code for off-highway motor vehicles. The ordinance adds a section allowing local authority or the state transportation commission to establish separate speed limits and operating restrictions for all-terrain vehicles. A second reading will be required before […]

Investigators still waiting on forensics

Staff Report The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is awaiting forensic evidence testing results from a more than six-month-long investigation of a shooting that resulted in the death of a Tucumcari teen. Officers of the investigation bureau assumed the lead in investigating the shooting that occurred on Oct. 1, 2015 in the 700 block […]

Comedians bring the laughter


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Hearing the laughter of the crowd and knowing they were having a good time was all that mattered to three comedians as they took the stage Saturday during the Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Saturday’s crowd of more than 100 was smaller than those drawn […]

Panelists talk water, land issues


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer One way for rural communities and smaller entities to protect their water rights and interests is to band together, said Blair Dunn, attorney with Western Agriculture, Resource and Businesses Advocates. Land and water-rights issues and options for constructive and profitable uses of those water rights were the topics covered […]

Locally-filmed “Hell or Zhigh Water” has release date

STAFF REPORT The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday morning a release date for a Cannes Film Festival selection that was filmed locally last year. According to Variety, “Hell or High Water” will open in limited release Aug. 12, with an expanded release Aug. 19 and full release Aug. 26. The movie, starring Jeff […]

Latin Comedy Jam returns

Staff Report Area residents will have a third chance to enjoy a night of laughter Saturday at the Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Nothing will be off limits as comedians talk about personal, social and world events, with each of them adding a unique insight and spin to the topics. The first […]

Former area high school students wins crown


Staff Report A Logan High School graduate has qualified to compete in the Miss New Mexico state pageant to be held June 13-18 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, where the winner will go on to compete in the national Miss America Pageant. Leah Taylor, a 2014 LHS graduate and second-year student at ENMU […]